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As Greater Boston's community foundation, the Boston Foundation is focused on the myriad of factors which make our city unique and successful. With an emphasis on strengthening this region's competitiveness in the global economy, the Foundation works with many partners to publish cutting edge research, hold public forums, and convene task forces of experts and stakeholders to create action agendas for real change.

TBF News

LBJ signs voting rights act as many look on including MLK

City of Ideas

Voter Engagement

In coordination with a nationwide nonprofit, TBF shares an app to help voters register and stay up to date on election times and polling places.

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Four young women sit together on outdoor bench, one holds small dog, one has prosthetic leg

City of Ideas

FOI Impact

Field of Interest Funds are part of TBF's endowment that can be granted to organizations working in support of specified causes. Meet three such organizations using these grants to empower people and bring about good change.

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City of Ideas

Reclaiming Jerry's Pond

Determination, engagement, and partnerships drive the effort to return access to green space and environmental justice in Cambridge.

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TBF in the Media

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In the Media

Boston Public Radio full show: Aug. 2, 2022

Lee Pelton joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio on August 2. He reflected on the life and legacy of Bill Russell, the Boston Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund's $18 million in grantmaking during the pandemic, Boston’s recent ranking as the second least affordable city in the U.S. and a recent Harvard study which ties upward mobility to having wealthy friends.

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In the Media

Demand for mental health care rising in Asian American communities as more speak openly of struggles

With the demand for mental health care rising in Asian American communities, Anjali Huynh and The Boston Globe spotlight the connected need for more resources to service-providing organizations. Historically AAPI-focused groups have received a tiny percentage of grant funding, but The Asian Community Fund at the Boston Foundation seeks to change that, recently awarding its first wave of grants totaling $240,000 to 35 nonprofits including funds specifically to create a new AAPI Mental Health Collaborative.

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In the Media

A new agenda, beyond job training, to transform the workforce

In an op-ed for the Boston Business Journal, Andre Green, the executive director of SkillWorks, compels us to move beyond job training to transform workforce development and ensure that all workers have the resources and growth trajectory they need to succeed. SkillWorks recently announced the SkillWorks Fellowship, supporting nine organizations that will work to re-envision and implement new systems of workforce development.

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In the Media

King Memorial ‘The Embrace' Being Built in Wash. Before Presentation in Boston

Eli Rosenberg with NBC10 reports from Walla Walla, WA with the King Boston team for their first look at the construction of 'The Embrace.' Designed by Hank Willis Thomas and Mass Design Group, the 20-foot-tall and 40-foot-wide sculpture memorializes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and will serve as a representation of love, embracing and belonging on the Boston Common.

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The Latest Reports

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Report

COVID 19 Response Fund Impact Report

This report strives to capture the scope and timeline of the COVID-19 Response Fund's work, and the lessons we have learned over the past two years that are helping us reshape our work with community leaders and nonprofits as we venture out on Our New Pathway, TBF's new strategic plan.

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Boston Opportunity Agenda Tenth Annual Report Card

The tenth annual edition of the Boston Opportunity Agenda report card finds that the pandemic had a significant impact on a number of key education indicators from early childhood to college graduation rates, but the level of impact varied between levels

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TBF News Spring 2022

A milestone moment - the rollout of a new organization-wide strategy called Our New Pathway - headlines the Spring issue of TBF News. Also inside, a celebration of English for New Bostonians' 20th anniversary, a conversation with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, and a TBF donor who is creating a slice of nature in a busy corner of Cambridge.

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